Person

Shelley Mallett

Report

Improving the health of older aged care workers

This study of older ‘pink collar’ workers in aged care points to the need for policy and practice changes to ensure Australia has enough skilled workers to provide quality care, and to protect and support the physical and emotional health of those workers.
Working paper

Reclaiming social security for a just future: a principled approach to reform

Australia’s current social security system is ill equipped to respond to the technological, demographic, environmental and geopolitical challenges the country faces. In this paper, the authors propose five indivisible principles to underpin Australia’s social security system, so that it contributes to a just, fair and...
Evaluation

Starting a future that means something to you

Education First Youth (EFY) Foyers expand upon the original Youth Foyer concept by prioritising education as key to a sustainable livelihood. This report describes the outcomes of 162 EFY Foyer participants who exited between September 2013 and July 2017, making them eligible for a twelve-month...
Case study

Steering social innovation: community agencies and the commissioning of Education First Youth Foyers

In the spring of 2010, with a close state election contest on the horizon, the leadership of the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Hanover Welfare Services both saw a chance to win political support for innovation in the youth homelessness sector.
Working paper

Basic income: trade-offs and bottom lines

In a changing employment and budgetary context, there is renewed interest in the concept of a basic income.